Tribute To A Dear Friend
Exactly 3 years ago today, my Canon EOS 20D and I met in the small town of Matawan, New Jersey and from then on went into a wonderful photographic journey. Oh man, we did took some beautiful pictures since then.
We went places - East Coast USA, Egypt, Brunei, Philippines, and of course Doha, Qatar - my present city of residence. We attended some international sporting events - Superbike Grand Prix, The 15th Asian Games, F1 Powerboat Races, and probably the best known of my photos, 3 seasons of WTA Qatar Total Open.
We photographed some of the most beautiful people in various occasions - Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Roger Federer, beautiful models, my colleagues, my friends, family and most beautiful of all, my wife.
And then we met some new friends here in flickr and the name "alexdpx" was known by my viewers and contacts. More importantly, I've met fellow "photo addicts" in the Philippines, particularly those belonging to the "Philippines" and "Flickers Photo Club" group. Thank you guys. I'm looking forward to shooting with you again someday.
No, I'm not retiring the 20D but it now has to take the backseat in all of my future shooting. My new Canon EOS 40D is arriving soon and that will be my new main camera and the 20D will assume the role of backup. Although I hope I could use both of them in tandem.
It's been a wonderful three years and a beautiful friendship. Not even once has my 20D ever let me down. Thank you. Now it's time to pass on the torch.